Simulcast Journal Club Podcast 4 & April 2017 Wrap

pdfIn an effort to streamline blog posts, we are trialling a merged Journal Club Podcast and monthly wrap post.

There were some great responses from our journal clubbers this month, and we have a non-judgemental expert commentary from debriefing maestro, Dr Adam Cheng.

Please read our pdf summary of the article, the month’s discussion and our expert commentary here.



In our April journal club podcast Ben and Vic discuss the paper of the month – a classic debriefing article.

Jenny W. Rudolph, PhD, Robert Simon, EdD, Ronald L. Dufresne, MS, and Daniel B. Raemer, PhD There’s No Such Thing as “Nonjudgmental” Debriefing: A Theory and Method for Debriefing with Good Judgment. Simulation in Healthcare • Volume 1, Number 1, Spring 2006


Then Ben and Vic reviewed some recent papers

  1. The Simnovate series – all FREE for now

Rajesh Aggarwal. Simnovate: simulation, innovation and education for better healthcare. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning Mar 2017, 3 (Suppl 1) S1-S2; DOI: 10.1136/bmjstel-2016-000184

Philip H Pucher, et al. Simulation research to enhance patient safety and outcomes: recommendations of the Simnovate Patient Safety Domain Group. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning Mar 2017, 3 (Suppl 1) S3-S7;

Wayne Choi, et al. Engagement and learning in simulation: recommendations of the Simnovate Engaged Learning Domain Group. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning Mar 2017, 3 (Suppl 1) S23-S32; DOI: 10.1136/bmjstel-2016-000177

  1. Simulation Fellowship Programs: An International Survey of Program Directors.

Natal, Brenda MD, MPH; Szyld, Demian MD, EdM; et al. Academic Medicine April 4, 2017

  1. An Innovative Approach: Using Simulation to Teach Primary Care Gynecologic Procedures.

Hellier, Susan D. et al. Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare January 9, 2017


And Ben introduced next month’s 2 papers – a complementary duo focused on Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice.

Structuring feedback and debriefing to achieve mastery learning goals Eppich WJ1, Hunt EA, Duval-Arnould JM, Siddall VJ, Cheng A. Acad Med. 2015;90:00–00.  First published online doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000934

Pediatric resident resuscitation skills improve after “Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice” training Hunt EA, Duval-Arnould JM, Nelson-McMillan KL, Bradshaw JH, Diener-West M, Perretta JS, Shilkofski NA. Resuscitation. 2014 Jul;85(7):945-51. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2014.02.025. Epub 2014 Mar 4.


Looking forward to another great discussion

About Ben Symon

Ben is a Paediatric Emergency Physician at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane and a Simulation Educator at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital. He currently teaches on a variety of paediatric simulation based courses on paediatric resuscitation, trauma and CRM principles. Ben has a growing interest in encouraging clinical educators to be more familiar with simulation research.